Virgin’s Prayer
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Virgin’s Prayer
Cocktail recipe

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3.91 / 5
The Virgin’s Prayer is a uniquely crafted cocktail that harmonizes the rich notes of coffee liqueur with the vibrant acidity of citrus juices. The combination of fresh lemon and orange ... more The Virgin’s Prayer is a uniquely crafted cocktail that harmonizes the rich notes of coffee liqueur with the vibrant acidity of citrus juices. The combination of fresh lemon and orange juices adds a bright, zesty flavor profile, which is seamlessly blended with the complexity of both white and dark rums. This concoction is often served in a cocktail glass, presenting an inviting blend of tropical and dark, roasted flavors, promising a multi-layered drinking experience. The use of two types of rum offers an intriguing depth, sure to please those who appreciate a cocktail that delivers both warmth and refreshing citrus undertones.
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Lime
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16.67% | 3 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Virgin’s Prayer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put some ice in a cocktail shaker and add all other ingredients
Shake until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker and strain into a highball glass
Decorate with a slice of lime and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum if I don't have white or dark rum for the Virgin’s Prayer?

Yes, you can substitute with other types of rum if you don’t have white or dark rum available. Spiced rum can add a unique flavor, although it's important to consider that the overall taste of the cocktail might change slightly. Aim for a rum that complements the coffee and citrus flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Virgin’s Prayer cocktail?

For the Virgin’s Prayer, garnishing with an orange slice or a lemon twist can enhance the citrus notes in the drink. A maraschino cherry can also add a sweet touch and a pop of color. Additionally, coffee beans or cocoa powder sprinkled on top could complement the coffee liqueur.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it crucial to shake the Virgin’s Prayer cocktail, or can it be stirred instead?

The Virgin’s Prayer is best prepared shaken as per the original recipe details. Shaking helps to properly mix and chill the ingredients, especially since it includes juice and a liqueur, which integrates better when shaken. Stirring, while possible, might not give the same well-blended and chilled outcome.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Virgin’s Prayer?

The ideal glassware for serving a Virgin’s Prayer is a cocktail glass, as specified. A cocktail glass, often referred to as a martini glass, is perfect for this kind of mixed drink because it showcases the drink's color and allows the aroma to reach the nose efficiently, enhancing the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Virgin’s Prayer compare to that of other popular cocktails?

The Virgin’s Prayer has an alcohol content of 16.67%, which places it in the moderate range of cocktail strengths. It's stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 8-12%), but less alcoholic than stronger cocktails like the Manhattan or Martini, which often exceed 20%. This makes it a good choice for those who prefer a moderately strong drink.

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